4 Way Test:
Alfredo led the group in the Four-Way Test. Today we had 13 members present and one guest, Adriana Adame.
Rotary Moment:
Gary Shearer, our guest speaker, did the Rotary moment for us today. He told us about an experience he had during the training seminar for incoming Rotary district governors. This seminar took place in San Diego, just a few hundred meters from a military base. The moment that impacted him was when the Japanese and US flag came in together to the venue. The 2 former enemies united in Rotary.
*The Rotary Club of Vancouver Downtown invited us to the Rotary Foundation Dinner on November 18. More details in this link: http://richmondrotary.com/event/rotary-foundation-dinner/
* On Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 AM to noon there will be a membership workshop entitled Priority #1 Plus. Contact Tom Smith to sign up.
* Our club's Christmas party will be at John Haley's house on December 9th, make sure you save the date!
Guest Speaker:
Our guest speaker today was Gary Shearer, District Foundation Chair.
Some of the highlights of his presentation:
* The Rotary Foundation disburses USD$200M each and every year on Rotary projects around the world.
* The RF has 3 funds, Polio, annual fund and permanent fund.
* The RF ranks among the best-managed charities in the world.
* The RF has 6 areas of focus:
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.
  • Disease prevention and treatment.
  • Water and sanitation.
  • Maternal and child health.
  • Basic education and literacy.
  • Economic and community development.

Thought of the day:
Carl Gustav Jung — 'You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.'

Next Speakers:
Nov 8  - Commander of HMCS Discovery
Nov 15- Business Meeting with District Governor Don Evans.
Nov 22 - John Haley, African trip part 2